The Program is offered by three universities, but is located at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Campus UAB consists of teaching and research centers, libraries and laboratories. Located 35 minutes from the center of Barcelona by metro, the UAB is, in effect, a separate university town. The university community is made up of 30,406 undergraduate students, 12,426 post-graduates, with 183 masters degrees and 88 PhD Programmes, 3,431 teachers and researchers, and 2,504 administrative and services staff. The UAB's 11 faculties offer a wide range of study and research, including the Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Business and Economics Studies, Health Sciences, Experimental Sciences, Art and Design, Technology, and Engineering.

While Catalan is the primary language of instruction at UAB, a wide range of subjects are offered in Spanish and English.

The UAB was the promoter of the installation of a new generation of the synchrotron in southern Europe. It is built next to the Campus of the UAB with an investment of over $110 million USD. The synchrotron has room for up 160 research teams and has attracted a collection of experimental laboratories as well as business installations.

In 2007 the UAB inaugurated the UAB’s science and technology park (PRAUB), created with the aim of being a basic tool for different Spanish organizations leaders in research, and also location of research institutes, business incubators and R&D departments, and science and technology services. Recently the UAB has been recognized as one of the TOP 35 Institutions Outside North America in postdoc training (The Scientist’s Best Places to Work Survey, March, 2006).

All these aspects define the UAB as one of the leading research centers in Europe.Synchrotron Web Site: UAB’s Web Site: Guide for Foreign Researchers in Catalonia:


Presenting UAB...